DeMaio Opposition to Mayor/Council Pay Hike

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Councilmember Carl DeMaio issued the following statement in reaction to the recommendation to raise Mayor and City Councilmember salaries from the City’s Salary Setting Commission:   “I urge the Mayor and City Council to reject these salary increases.  The city faces a severe fiscal crisis – and our taxpayers are feeling the pinch of a rough economy. ”   “Furthermore, I …

If I only had a brain…

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A brilliant piece of commentary, in which San Diego News Room Founder David King quotes an Al Pacino character, knows that his dog Milhouse is more certain than the Labor Council , and asks, “With its only meaningful content coming from op-ed pieces, how is the U-T any different from a blog?”  (SD Rostra will take that part as a …

DeMaio and Frye Outline Bipartisan Pension Reforms

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Continuing their bipartisan partnership to bring real reform to the city’s troubled pension system, Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Donna Frye are asking the Mayor and City Council to act this year on pension reform. “A number of pension reform options do exist to help save taxpayers millions each year and achieve retirement security for city employees,” DeMaio and Frye write …

DeMaio Kicks Off Ballot Measure Campaign

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Heads up in case you can join us for the campaign launch Saturday morning…  If you can’t make it, please consider signing the ballot measure online at our new website: www.ReformSanDiego.com.   You also can share a brochure on the Initiative with friends: http://www.cleanupcityhall.com/uploaded/file/ReformSanDiego.pdf Thank you! -Carl DeMaio DeMaio and Volunteers Kick Off Signature Gathering Effort Measure Would Require Fair and Open Competitive …

A Message to SD Rostra from Carl DeMaio

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San Diego Rostra Readers: I hope you can make this neighborhood walk to collect signatures for the Competition and Transparency in City Contracting Initiative – so we can bring real change to San Diego city government in the 2010 elections! Details and RSVP below.  Please pass on to all your contacts! -Carl DeMaio Signature Gathering Walk With City Councilmember Carl …

A Fresh Start for San Diego City Taxpayers

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(originally featured in San Diego News Network) The recessionary turmoil and state tax increases of 2009 were a devastating one-two punch for many San Diego families, leaving few prepared for our unknown financial future. Rather than allow greater harm to befall our economy this year, City Hall leaders must take action today and prioritize the long-term interests of local taxpayers. …